Georgia state rep. nominated as ambassador to Dominican Republic

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ATLANTA — The “dean” of the Georgia House may soon be taking up a new post, after he was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the new ambassador to the Dominican Republic. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Columbus Democrat, was announced Wednesday as the nominee.  The state representative would be taking on his new job after nearly half a century of service in …

Democrats call on Ga. Department of Labor to establish 24/7 call center

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ATLANTA — A group of Democratic Georgia state representatives on Friday, called for a 24/7 Department of Labor call center to help with the flood of questions and concerns people have had about their unemployment claims. Rep. Rhonda Burnough, who represents District 77 in Clayton County, said she and other representatives still get two or three people calling each day seeking help on unemployment …